Sunday, February 20, 2011

Saffron Plum Compote

It's finally time that the winter should be over, that the new green on the trees can be seen again and the chirping of the birds starts again, and that a few rays of golden sunshine light up this part of the world again...Well we did have a small preview of spring a couple of weeks ago, but the last few days have again been cold and dark and dreary, wet and grey.



Well, to somewhat light up the atmosphere, I decided to combine my favourite spice with one of my favourite fruit. Last week I went to the Vitualienmarkt - Munich's historical marketplace, where one can find all possible varieties of exotic fruit and vegetables, all times of the year. My basket did have some luscious plums on the way back, which I could not resist biting into until I was back home. But the few that did make it back home, went into this delightful compote. The best part about the compote is, you can serve it warm or cold, you can keep it for a few days (well, that is, if you can resist the temptation to clean it off at first chance!), and it goes well with almost any dessert - or is absolutely yummy on its own, licked by the spoonful ;-)

Along with the compote, I made some Crumpets (recipe up next on your favourite food blog, so stay tuned!).

Ingredients

3 - plums, pitted and chopped
1 tbsp - crystallised ginger, finely chopped
2 1/2 tbsp - honey (more or less according to your taste and how sweet the plums are)
1/4 tsp - cinnamon powder
10 - 12 strands of saffron

Method


  1. Place the plums, crystallised ginger and honey in a pan and cook on a low heat, stirring occasionaly until the plums are slightly soft. 
  2. Add the cinnamon powder and saffron and cook for a minute. 
  3. Remove from the heat and serve hot or cold with a dessert of your choice.


Enjoy!

48 comments:

  1. Bookmarked Rachana; have never tried cooking plums. These look and sound delicious!

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  2. looks absolutely wonderful...I can't take my eyes off these yummy delights...

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  3. It looks great, and I ma trying to imagine the taste :-)

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  4. looking fabulous, topped with some whipped cream and yummm.....

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  5. Never tried plums before but this is absolutely tempting and delicious!

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  6. Looks very tasty... The color itself is so tempting!!
    The pics are amazing Rachana.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  7. Looks superb..All I need is a nicely toasted bread to njoy wid dis compote

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  8. Delicious look...wonderul clicks

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  9. Sooo colourful and delicious..

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  10. so colourful compote.. beautiful clicks.

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  11. WOww thats a catchy and delicious compote..marvellous!

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  12. plums n saffron... hmm.. a very unique combi. bright n colorful too. gr8 clicks as usual.

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  13. Can't take my eye off ...looks so gud and tempting...

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  14. What a lovely color and sounds so fragrant !! Last picture is very eye catching..I hope that you will see the sunshine soon :-) Have a nice week Rachana

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Looks wonderful! I bet the spices and ginger add an amazing flavour.

    Rose

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  16. It looks great..luv that rich beautiful color you got..amazing...thanks for the recipe..have a nice day! tk care!

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  17. wonderful colur and awesome click. Very new recipe to me a nd looks very yummy

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  18. Oh thats really great..I love the colour! I have 4 plums in my fridge.. Will try this one..

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  19. Nice photographs. I have never tried making compote with plums. Saffron seems an interesting spice to add in it.

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  20. Looks fabulous and tempting color..bookmarked.

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  21. very elegant n what a lovely color it has :)


    US Masala

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  22. Delicious compote. Love as it contains plums.

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  23. What a great combination... I have never thought of ginger with plums and saffron... well that's just spectacular. Can't wait till they come into season again!

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  24. Beautiful ! And definitely has a lot of flavor too..

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  25. Lovely colour and looks awesome

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  26. Love the attractive colour of it,sounds yummy!

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  27. Cooked plums with all the spices surely makes a great spread, will make it soon.

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  28. I have been looking around for something to do with plums Rachana (hubby's favorite). This looks good. Can you tell me what exactly is crystallized ginger? Where will I find this?

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  29. Hi.
    What a lovely colour, sounds so good with so many flavours going in.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  30. That looks so delicious - beautiful looking too.

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  31. Love plums! Don't use them often in compote though. Looks very tasty.

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  32. Wow so delicious and colorful.

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  33. What a perfect compote! Plums and saffron sound like a great combination.

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  34. Wow!! Compotes are such a perfect dessert for winter, but I never thought to use plums!! And adding saffron? Clearly a winner!!

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  35. Lovely presentation, great combination.

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  36. Just look attractive the plum compote!

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  37. Fabulous and delicious compote. Its very inviting and colourful.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  38. looking vibrant red :) yummy and happy to follow ur tempting space:)

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  39. Looks so colorful and yummy.

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  40. hi i'm nabeela i really love your dishes they are mouth-watery would you like to post them on my blog..the link for posting is here:
    http://matbakhun.blogspot.com/p/add-recipe.html

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  41. Hey Rachana,

    Long time no updates in your blog..I hope all well.. Must be busy with your new home.. Enjoy! hope to see u back soon..

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  42. Hey Rachana- long time- missing your posts. Hope you guys are doing well- come back soon !
    Take care..
    US Masala

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  43. Wow...it looks simply amazing...mmm...truly mouthwatering..
    Hey long time rachana..hru
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  44. Long time no hear, Miss you very much :(
    Please don't leave the blogging world... Even if you are busy, you can put some recipes once in a while, Come back soon... Am waiting :)
    Take care :)

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